“I really don’t think I said that word, I don’t think I said that word, but now I’m like, ‘Oh God,’” the Alabama native said during the livestream. “I’d never use that word. I’ve never called anybody that. We don’t say that word. … And even if I did accidentally say it, I’m very sorry, I was singing a song and not even thinking.”
Later though a source close to Brown revealed that she was “really embarrassed and ashamed” by the incident.
“She did not intentionally say the N-word, but she understands that she was completely in the wrong and also understands why people are upset with her,” the insider added. “She sees this as a major lesson and is truly sorry.”